34 sports clubs and organisations in County Roscommon will share in €2.34 million in Sports Capital funding announced by the Government this week with Roscommon & District Football League the largest beneficiary, receiving €155,300 for the development of its grounds at Lecarrow.
Meanwhile, 14 Roscommon GAA clubs will also benefit with the likes of Western Gaels and St. Faitleach’s receiving €144,000 and €147,207 respectively.
In the south of the county, Rahara Rovers FC received the largest allocation with €129,738 towards clubhouse refurbishment while Pádraig Pearses GAA Club receives €115,723 and Athleague Hurling Club €81,000.
Local public representatives welcomed the news this week with Independent TD Denis Naughten describing the funding as “historic”.
Minister of State Frank Feighan said it was a great day for sports clubs and community groups following two tough years of Covid-19.
Some of the successful applicants in north Roscommon include Carrick Golf Club as well as Shannon Gaels (€122,827) and St. Michael’s (€122,060) GAA clubs.
Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy said he was “thrilled and chuffed” with the news and that the funding was further evidence of Government support for County Roscommon.
Fine Gael Senator Aisling Dolan congratulated the successful applicants which also included Tarmon National School, community groups and sports parks, stating that “being active, being part of a team and getting involved” was good for the head and the heart.